Today I remembered a reaction I had to a comment someone made to me. I was hurt because I respected this person AND I knew his criticism was accurate. His delivery was a bit harsh, but he spoke the truth. It took me a couple of years to get over it. I was also fortunate to have seen the situation from a different perspective when someone else gave me some kind, yet constructive criticism regarding a similar situation. Ultimately, I have learned something about myself but it took me seeing the same situation from a different perspective. I was only able to do this when some time had passed and when the delivery was gentle. I will work on remembering this when I am supporting another in making self improvement.